Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Maple and Chipotle Baked Chicken

These chicken thighs are delicious, moist and flavorful!! This is a quick and simple recipe that yields yummy, yummy results!

Spice Rub :

1 Tablespoon paprika
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
½ teaspoon chili powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
3 pounds or 8-10 bone-in chicken thighs

Basting Sauce:
¼ Cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 Tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons minced chipotle chilies(from a can of chipotles in adobo)
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder


In a small bowl combine spice rub ingredients. Sprinkle rub over both sides of chicken and pat to rub it in.Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
Combine basting sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and let simmer on low heat for approximately fifteen minutes. Set sauce aside.
When ready to bake chicken preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken on a baking sheet and drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake for approximately 30 minutes. Baste chicken a couple times and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through and the sauce is nicely caramelized.Transfer chicken to a platter and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Combine spice rub ingredients.

Rub spice rub to both sides of chicken thighs.. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to three hours.

Place chicken on baking pan and drizzle with olive oil. Bake chicken in the oven.
Combine sause ingredients and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, set aside.

Baste the chicken with the sauce during the last 15-20 minutes of baking, allowing the sauce to caramelize.

When chicken is cooked , remove from the oven and allow to rest on a plate for ten minutes.

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